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  • n. Plural form of orienteer.


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  • The sport is practiced by competitive athletes, who want the exhilaration of bolting through the woods at top speed, and by noncompetitive orienteers, who also enjoy the challenge and the scenery but at a more leisurely pace.

    Long May You Run

  • We discovered controls all over the place — all the while enjoying a remarkably mild, sunny morning in the woods and without even breaking a sweat, as frantic orienteers in search of personal bests crossed our path every so often.

    Tales of the Orienteer

  • Disoriented orienteers double-looped a section and decided to borrow wisdom for our sometimes deliverance-like trail cousins, the jeepers, who pointed them onward.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Seasoned orienteers suggest beginning on the white and moving up to the yellow course, probably in the same day, then spend a few meets on the orange course.

    Orienteering: the "Treasure Hunting" Sport

  • Green, red, and blue courses are for advanced orienteers and range in length from 7 to 12 km; good orienteers finish an advanced course in an hour to and hour and a half.

    Orienteering: the "Treasure Hunting" Sport

  • Setters try to set courses so there are many routes orienteers can take.

    Orienteering: the "Treasure Hunting" Sport

  • But orienteers dispel any math-anxiety-type apprehensions and fear of compass reading by emphasizing that, number one, you can orienteer using only a map; and number two, elementary compass reading skills can be mastered easily by simply showing up and taking part in the events.

    Orienteering: the "Treasure Hunting" Sport

  • Just back: the scallop shell orienteers Judy Smith wins this week's travel writing competition for this account of a pilgrimage trail in south-west France. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Urban orienteers navigate their way through Carlisle streets

    News round-up

  • Current and former Cub Scouts everywhere will thrill to the addition of a compass to the iPhone 3GS, finally providing orienteers with a smartphone that can tell the difference between magnetic north and true north, at least until the earth's magnetic poles inevitably reverse themselves.



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